Virtual Travel with Umami: Shimane

Two men holding shishito peppersUntil we can all travel again, indulge in the deep history and food culture of Japan's beautiful Shimane prefecture virtually.

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Cooking Japanese Food in Season: August Vegetables

In Japan, cooking fresh food in season ensures great taste and nutrition in every meal. In the month of August, many Japanese dishes feature tomatoes and corn, which are healthy and delicious, and can be prepared in many different ways.

Yuzu: A Refreshing Drink for Summer

This refreshing drink is sure to quench your thirst and make you reach for another. From its health and beauty benefits to the way it can be used in a number of delicious cocktails, Japanese yuzu is the fruit to enjoy this summer!

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Quick & Easy Recipes

Easy Katsuobushi and Broccoli Salad

Recipe & Video: Easy Katsuobushi and Broccoli Salad

Get ready to impress friends and family with our easy-to-follow recipe and video for katsuobushi and broccoli salad, an authentic Japanese food recipe based on just two ingredients yet packing a flavor punch that will get you a standing ovation.

Tuna and Onion Dashi Soup

Recipe & Video: Tuna and Onion Dashi Soup

Soups are an important part of Japanese food culture, but they are often overlooked. Here is an easy recipe for a ginger and onion spiced tuna, mushroom and onion dashi soup that's perfect for almost any season.

Salmon Saikyo Yaki

Recipe & Video: Salmon Saikyo Yaki

Miso, mirin, and sake provide the flavor-rich marinade base for Salmon Saikyo Yaki, an authentic Japanese food recipe that is popular in restaurants all over the world and now can be created in four easy steps right in your home kitchen.

Chicken Tsukune

Recipe & Video: Chicken Tsukune

Skewered grilled chicken covered in Teriyaki sauce is the perfect dish for everything from afternoon barbecues to formal dinners, and our easy-to-follow chicken tsukune recipe and video has everything you need to make it at home!

Ogura Toast

Recipe & Video: Ogura Toast

Learn how to make Ogura toast, a Japanese breakfast recipe that is also healthy. Adzuki bean paste is smothered on freshly toasted bread for a sweet and creamy taste that will jump-start your day the right way.

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The People who Make Shimane

People who Make Shimane – 2/3

Shimane has many food products unique and special to its culture and history. From green tea to roses, there is something for everybody. To dig deeper into the food history of the area, meet the people maintaining Shimane's identity.

What is Shiro Dashi

What is Shiro Dashi?

Shiro Dashi is about to change your Japanese cooking game! It's such a versatile ingredient you can easily recreate Japanese flavor at home.